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“JOY TO THE WORLD!”


28th December, 2019.


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We assembled last Wednesday at Easingwold Parish Church to enjoy the annual Boot Shop Carol Service, attended also by many friends, and people from the related “United Response” charity in York. After the processional carol: “Once in Royal David’s City”, a message of welcome was read by Julia Richardson (Service Manager at The Boot Shop, to whom special thanks are due for facilitating today’s event), noting that this is the Boot Shop 25th anniversary year! Opening prayers were led by Rev. Margaret Young, vicar of Easingwold with Raskelf. The Boot Shop Drama Group together with friends gave us a series of enactments and readings of the Christmas story: “The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary”, followed later by: “Mary and Joseph Go to Bethlehem”, “The Angels Visit the Shepherds”, “Wise Men from the East” and “Mary’s Gift to the Infant Jesus”, while “Mary’s Boy Child” was sung by Geoffrey Rawlings from York....
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Chief Scout Gold Awards for 1st Kyle Valley Scouts


28th December, 2019.


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This week two more Scouts from 1st Kyle Valley gained their coveted Chief Scout’s Gold Awards. These were presented by Gary Roberts, our District Commissioner. Lily and Grace have always tried their best at Scouts and not only have they mastered many new challenges from emergency first aid to navigation, self defence and campfire cooking amongst many others, meaning that they were able to complete the equivalent of a Duke of Edinburgh silver award expedition, unassisted, at the tender age of 11. They have also, through their own ideas and efforts, raised hundreds of pounds for Scouts and for Candlelighters. All of this they have done with a quiet, humble self-assuredness and a determination that is amazing in such young people. ....
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Generous Coop Grant


28th December, 2019.


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On 25th November, Easingwold Green Spaces Group received a substantial grant of £8,522.96 from the Co-op to undertake work in Millfields Woods. This was a most generous addition to our funds and much appreciated by all our members. We intend to use the money to create a log seating area within the circle of walnut trees and will be adding a bench to the woodland. We will also be using the generous donation to hold events in the woodland, the first will hopefully be a coppicing day. This will enable us to bring another area of hazel back into active management as well as providing a fun day working in our lovely woodland. All welcome, please get in touch if you’d like to join us....
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Easingwold Running Club


28th December, 2019.


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A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020 from all of us at Easingwold Running Club! Members of the club who attended the annual ‘Christmas Party’ on Saturday 14th December (sadly I missed it, working) report back that it was another good evening with excellent food and drink, good banter (including Kevin Johnson’s speech, which I have yet to read!) and disco as usual. Well done to our Social Secretary Catherine Skinner and her team for organizing another well received ERC do. Results wise (forgetting the General Election that is!), it’s been quiet on the Easingwold front. There are perhaps fewer races in the pre Christmas scramble but Round 5 of our annual Club Championship (CC) took place at Acklam Grange near Middlesbrough on Sunday 8th December....
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Easingwold Secondary Academy Student Called Up For Yorkshire RFU Academy


21st December, 2019.


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Harry Gilson-Fox Has Been Selected For Yorkshire Rugby Academy Starting XV. A secondary student from a local academy has been selected to represent the Yorkshire RFU Academy team. Harry Gilson-Fox, 17, is a student at Outwood Academy Easingwold and plays his club rugby for York RUFC. After his call-up, Harry took to the field against Wasps last Saturday (14/12) as Yorkshire RFU Academy begin their Premiership Rugby Academy League campaign at Warwick School, in Warwick. Harry, who plays as a second row forward and is considered a promising Lock, said: “I am delighted to have been called up to the Yorkshire RFU Academy. The recognition is absolutely fantastic and I am excited at the prospect of testing myself against the inevitable high-quality opponents in the Premiership Rugby Academy League....
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LIGHTING UP EASINGWOLD


21st December, 2019.


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The best dressed windows and lighting displays for shops and businesses in Easingwold have been found. A competition to find the best displays and enhance the Christmas spirit was organized by Hambleton District Council’s Vibrant Market Town Team in partnership with Easingwold Town Council and the Wold Class Business Network. Carolyn Frank, Business Development Manager for the Federation of Small Businesses who judged the competition said, “What a difficult job I had. The windows especially were incredibly difficult to judge, there were five or six truly excellent efforts who could have all been winners. It is great to see the town is looking so festive and really welcoming to shoppers....
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Newton on Ouse WI


21st December, 2019.


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Newton on Ouse WI held their Christmas meeting in the village hall at the beginning of December and what a lovely gentle introduction it was to the festive season. The hall quickly filled with a swirl of reds and greens as members had dressed in Christmas colours. Combined with the decorations in the hall, a fabulous shared food table and individual decorated tables – Christmas cheer was soon in abundance! After a short period of business when we heard a report on a Ladies do Lunch session at Ampleforth and news of a Thermomix Demonstration open to all and planned for March 2020, our attention turned to our visitors for the evening, The Bolton Percy Bell Ringers....
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Another Year, Another Christmas, Another Toy Appeal


21st December, 2019.


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For the fourth year running, Crayke Church of England Primary School is delighted to support the Minster FM Toy Appeal. During a special assembly the children heard that, while most of us look forward to Christmas, there are some children for whom it is just another day. Every year there are families who through no fault of their own dread the thought of the festive season; people who can’t afford to treat their loved ones and won’t be sharing in the Christmas cheer....
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Easingwold Town Girls


13th December, 2019.


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Easingwold Town's U16 girls celebrated a deserved win in their latest league game at Copmanthorpe. The girls who play in the City of York Girls Football League, defeated hosts Copmanthorpe 2-1. Easingwold raced to an early 2-0 lead in the first half, then produced determined display in the second half having to defend as Copmanthorpe struck back early on....
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CRIB BLESSING SERVICE!


13th December, 2019.


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Although rain threatened for our annual Crib Blessing service in the Market Place last Friday, we managed to fit it in between the showers! The service was introduced by Rev. Margaret Young from Easingwold Parish Church and an opening prayer was led by Rev. Elizabeth Cushion from the Methodist Church. In a short reflection about the Nativity, Margaret invited us to imagine ourselves in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. It was an idyllic scene, a little baby had just been born, with his parents; but life was not that simple. The person he would call Dad was not his real father – his real father was from heaven! And after he was born, he initially became a refugee. When the family finally returned home, he was brought up as a carpenter’s son. But that wasn’t the trade he is remembered for – God had a different plan for His Son....
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I.T.S.T.A!


13th December, 2019.


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Once more, we have been collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts for children overseas who would not otherwise receive presents at Christmas. This is part of the initiative “Operation Christmas Child” run by the international charity ‘Samaritans Purse’, working through local churches. Again, the local co-ordinator was Dr Gaynor Cole, who writes: “The Samaritans’ Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal produced a record response in Easingwold this year, enabling us to send 159 shoeboxes to some struggling countries in the world....
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Kyle Valley Scout Group - Supporting the food bank


13th December, 2019.


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Over the past month or so, everyone at 1st Kyle Valley Beavers, Cubs and Scouts has been collecting toiletries for Easingwold food bank. We amassed a huge amount of stuff and this week Frank from the food bank came in to collect it all and to tell the Scouts about his work. This prompted a lot of questions from the Scouts and this really showed what an understanding, caring and compassionate group of young people they are. The Scouts learned that people can find themselves needing the services of the food bank for all sorts of reasons....
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Christmas Lights switch on


6th December, 2019.


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On Wednesday 27th November at 7pm the Easingwold Christmas Tree lights were switched on in the Market Place. A beautiful dark, cool (and slightly drizzly) evening saw lots of people gather around the tree to sing hymns and say prayers. A local café stayed open to serve warm drinks to the locals – much appreciated on a cold night....
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Outwood Academy Equestrian Academy


6th December, 2019.


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The weekend competition was held at the popular Bishop Burton college, when the team made an extra early start to ensure they were all there on time. Dressed in their smart riding gear along with some festive tinsel and Christmas outfit they went to compete and compete they all certainly did. With the nights drawing in and time available to exercise the ponies greatly reducing for the winter, what a better way to spend a crisp Sunday morning than out competing for your school and making the most of the opportunities to ride and what a fantastic day the young riders had. There was plenty of support for this event across many different heights of jumps and lots of other schools competing....
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Christmas Scarecrows


6th December, 2019.


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Have you seen the fantastic seasonal scarecrows that have appeared outside the new Bow House Digital office on Chapel Street? The team have been getting into the festive spirit this year and challenged each other to create some of the Christmas characters we all know and love." "Could this be the start of a new Easingwold tradition? Don't forget to use the hashtag #BowHoHo if posting pictures of the Bow House scarecrows on social media....
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EASINGWOLD AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB


6th December, 2019.


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A great deal of thought had been put into Judy Watker’s “Merry Little Christmas” demonstration at the Flower Club on November 28th. Not only did she provide us with different shapes and flowers, but had prepared a variety of stage settings and played appropriate pre-recorded Christmas music to conclude each design. Judy began by placing a small sledge, ready ‘greened’ up with small sprigs of box, spruce, senecie, eleagnus and euonymus on her turntable. She then placed four cornis stems and four red amaryllis fairly centrally before adding a number of red roses either side of the amaryllis. (Judy advised us to cut the amaryllis with a sharp knife, put Sellotape around the bottom of the stems and fill the stems with water before adding a fine wooden stick inside the stems to ensure they would remain erect.) The arrangement was further enhanced with some small headed green ‘Kermit’ chrysanthemums, short stems of red ilex berries, some pine cones on short sticks and a couple of bundles of cinnamon logs and finally a few burnished gold ivy leaves....
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